Healthier Refried Beans Recipe

I love refried beans but the nutritionist said they are off-limits so I made my own. This recipe is simple and tasty.

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How To Make Healthier Refried Beans

Make a healthier version of your favorite refried beans with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • 2 cups pinto beans, rinsed and drained,no salt added
  • 1 small shallot , or 1/4 red onion
  • 1 tbsp light oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 grinds black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 4 oz vegetable broth , or water
  • 4 oz Mexican cheese blend, shredded


  1. Saute your shallot or onion in oil until soft.

  2. Add garlic and heat through.

  3. Add beans, pepper, and parsley and using a potato masher, mash beans to the consistency of your liking.

  4. If you like them creamier, wait until the end and put in the food processor.

  5. Add broth or water and cook about 5 minutes.

  6. Sprinkle with cheese.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 120mg
  • Calories: 134kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 225mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Vitamin A: 136IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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